|Records of the reign of Tukulti-Ninibl, King of Assyria, about B.C. 1275 - Tukulti-Ninurta, King of Assyria, fl. 1243-1207 B.C|
Keywords: Tukulti-Ninurta, King of Assyria, fl. 1243-1207 B.C; Assyria -- Antiquities
|Podcast 8.1 Predecessors of Satan from Mesopotamia - Philip A. Harland|
This series of the podcast investigates the origins, history and functions of personified evil from ancient Judean and Christian culture to modern, Western culture. We begin with what you might call the pre-history of Satan by exploring the building blocks of what ultimately became the story of Satan within Judean (Jewish) and Christian circles. The first among the predecessors of Satan are monsters (who are also gods) found within Mesopotamian mythology in the second and first millenia BCE...
Keywords: religion; ancient judaism; mesopotamia; israelite; combat myth; satan; devil; evil personified; early christianity; enuma elish; ninurta; anzu; marduk; tiamat; leviathan
|Podcast 7.2: Origins part 1 - Ancient Near Eastern Combat Myths - Philip A. Harland|
Here I go back to the earliest Mesopotamian mythologies (starting about 3000 BCE) about the gods in order to trace a recurring pattern -- labeled the "combat myth" by scholars -- that later came to play a role in Judean (Jewish) apocalypticism. In particular I explore stories about a chaotic god or monster threatening the order of the universe and a young god's success in slaying the monster to restore order.
Keywords: apocalypticism; apocalyptic; armageddon; ancient judaism; early christianity; end of the world; millenialism; millenarian; mesopotamia; combat myth; ninurta; anzu; baal; yamm; yahweh; leviathan; behemoth; rahab
|Rise and Progress of Assyriology by E A Wallis Budge - E. A. Wallis Budge, Wallis Budge, Assyriology, Assyrie, Assyria, Rawlinson, Sayce, Layard, Maspero, Ashur, Asher, Asshur,|
Rise and Progress of Assyriology by E A Wallis Budge. This book is the history of the founders of Assyriology (many of whom also founded the modern field of Archeology). Written by E A Wallis Budge, this book provides a good and quick overview of the leaders in these fields.
Keywords: History; Ancient; Assyria; E. A. Wallis Budge; Assyriology; Assyria; Scythian Archers; Scythia Philistines; Assyrian; Asia Minor; Hittites; Egypt; pale horse; twilight gods; Mitanni; Hyksos; Urartu; Urartian; Nairi; Lake Van; Commagene; Sophene; Cilicia; Euphrates; Tigris; Babylonia; Kassites; Armenia; Armenian; Mesopotamia; Mesopotamian; Middle East; Baikie; Spence; Lewis; History of Egypt; Chaldea; Syria; Babylonia and Assyria; graham hancock; Jastrow; Morris; Gaston Maspero; Georges Perrot; Coptic apocrypha; Armenia; Rappoport; A. S. (Angelo Solomon); Bedrosian; G. Maspero; L.W. King and H.R. Hall; Gottheil; William Sandys Wright Vaux; Olmstead; George Smith; Heteen; Tukulti-Ninurta; King of Assyria